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Beach holiday family apartment. Minutes walk to Alum Chine Beach & restaurants.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment sleeps 6 with private steps down to chine with direct access to Beach

Newly refurbished (July 2015) Beach Holiday Apartment, only a few minutes walk down private steps to the stunning Alum Chine beach which has once again been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award for its world class pristine golden sands, excellent water quality and safe bathing.

The Moorings has two double bedrooms, one with a King size bed and the other with two single beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge. The Apartment offers all the modern conveniences and, as it has all been recently replaced, everything is in perfect order with a brand new kitchen and shower room. From the balcony as well as being able to see the sea, there are also amazing views over the tree tops of the famous chine.

It is ideally situated, making it the perfect base to explore the area by car or bike, such as the world famous Jurassic coast and the beaches and heathlands of Studland bay, only a short ferry ride away. For the more active holiday makers, water sports and golf facilities are within easy reach. For the families with young children Alum Chine has a wonderful play area and fresh water paddling pool right next to the lovely beach. The apartment lies within a twenty minute walk along the promenade to Bournemouth pier or 5 minutes if you catch the noddy train to all the attractions of Bournemouth town centre including fabulous shopping, restaurants and bars. A fifteen minute stroll up the tree lined chine takes you to Westbourne village again offering quaint shops, good restaurants and bars as well as a Marks and Spencer food hall, a Tesco express, a butchers and bakers etc. Heading West along the promenade will take you to the stunning Sandbanks beach with all its water sports and recently opened Rick Stein's latest restaurant amongst others.

Cycling along the promenade is permitted all year round except in the summer months July 1st to 30th September it is restricted to before 9am and after 6pm the perfect way to explore Studland. We have excellent transport links: 20 minutes from Hurn airport, frequent train links to and from London Waterloo (1.3 miles to Branksome station, 1.9 miles to Bournemouth station), National express from Victoria to Bournemouth train station every day and of course good road links with the M3, M27 down to the south coast.

This property is not suitable for Hen or Stag weekends as it is located in a quiet residential area with neighbours in close proximity.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bournemouth in Christchurch District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower room, no bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom has one king size bed. Second bedroom has 2 single beds that can be pushed together to make one king size bed. Lounge has one sofa bed approximately 4' wide x 6' long. Not suitable for two adults. Fine for one adult or two children. Although 2 adults have slept on it and not complained. Probably OK for short stays. We can also provided a camp cot if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Beach holiday family apartment. Minutes walk to Alum Chine Beach & restaurants.
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the moorings after a long journey for a family wedding and on our arrival we were amazed at how homely the apartment looked the owners had made a beautiful freshly baked lemon drizzle cake and also milk, tea and coffee we were taken back , the bedrooms were very modern , clean and comfortable , the living room was tastefully decorated leading to the beautiful Verander facing a beautiful quiet , quaint garden where we ate breakfast in the lovely sunshine every morning , the beach was literally a 5 minute walk to the end of the street . We enjoyed every part of the apartment and we have stayed in a lot of places but this was by far the best and we would highly recommend a stay here , we will be certainly returning in the future , you really have a fantastic apartment and it was a pleasure to stay there

Thank you

Mr and Mrs Baird and family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!!! Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you had a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Another great stay at The Moorings

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at The Moorings apartment and it was just as good as the first time. It really is a home from home. Helen has made a lovely comfortable apartment with everything you could want for a week away.

There is a lovely park on the way down to the beach that my kids couldn't get enough of, and we find the Alum Chine area a little bit quieter and less busy than staying in actual Bournemouth.

We hired a beach hut this year as well which made going to the beach a total dream.

Most days we walked into to Bournemouth as well as my son (5 years old) loves the Crazy Golf in the gardens as well as all the amusements / pier etc. The walk along the promenade is lovely and my two children used their scooters all the way :)

We are definitely planning to return again next year for our third time to The Moorings if Helen will have us

Lisa x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home0

  • 5 of 5

Lovely flat could not fault it.The weather however was not so great.The lemon cake was as good as last time too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline. We try so hard to make your stay really special but unfortunately supplying sunshine all the time is beyond our ability. I hope it did not spoil your stay too much and that you will come back again very soon.
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Great location, fully equipped, clean, modern, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a few relaxed days away with the kids somewhere close to the beach and this apartment was perfect. It's a short walk to Alum Chine beach with stunning views on the way. Bournemouth centre is about 20 mins on foot, walking along the seafront. There is a large new kids play area on the way, and lots of places to stop for food or ice cream along the route. Our kids are 5 and lived this place so much, they thought we were abroad!

The apartment is fully equipped for self catering, with a washing machine if needed. It has a tv, DVD player and a selection of dvd's and books. The kitchen has a microwave, cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle and tea and coffee. The owner left us a pint of milk and a homemade cake which was such a lovely gesture.

We don't normally go back to the same place twice but we are already talking about coming here again. The most relaxed UK break that we've ever had. Can't recommend this place enough. Thank you Helen and Martin.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you your husband and lovely boys to The Moorings. We hope to see you again very soon.
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Beautiful flat, fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

Don't know if we Will stay again due to being kept awake Friday night and all of Saturday night by a dog barking! Took along time to settle my grandchild. Such a shame😞?

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at The Moorings apartment

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeously appointed apartment with luxury beds and linen, we loved it! We enjoyed the little extras like the lovely lemon cake and fresh milk and tea. Helen gave really clear instructions on how to reach the apartment as well.

The beach towels were so handy as we forgot ours! Lovely to hear the birds singing in the morning and we enjoyed the short cut steps down to the beach.

The location is great, a 15 minute walk (via the fantastic suspension bridge)into Westbourne which has a good M&S and lovely cafes and boutique shops (there is an art cinema opening too as well)

We hope to return again soon,

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you very soon.
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Hurn airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The edge restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Sandbanks Ferry
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Branksome train station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
The edge
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Alum chine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bournemouth, West Country

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive season
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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